Derbyshire is a county in England and contains a large portion of the Peak District National Park. The area was rich in lead, coal, and limestone, which have been mined there since Roman times. The area grew during the Industrial Revolution as it was a source of hydroelectric power. In literature, Fitzwilliam Darcy’s home Pemberly from Pride and Prejudice is located in Derbyshire. George Eliot’s fictional town in Adam Bede is based on the town Wirksworth in Derbyshire.


Latitude: 53.130177306693
Longitude: -1.559827923775

Timeline of Events Associated with Derbyshire

Date Event Manage
The start of the month Spring 1899

George Eliot adopts pen name

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